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Vanessa Carlton
Name : Vanessa Carlton
Height : 5' 6" (168 cm)
Date of Birth : 16 August 1980
Place of Birth : Milford, Pennsylvania, USA
The first of two daughters, Vanessa Carlton was born on 16 August 1980 in a small town Milford, Pennsylvania, to Ed and Heidi Carlton. Her mother was a piano teacher, and introduced her to classical music from a young age. By age two, she started playing the piano, and became obsessed with ballet at age nine.

At age 14, Vanessa was accepted into the School of American Ballet in New York, where she lived in a dorm in the famous Lincoln Center. There, she continued playing the piano and writing songs.

After graduation, Vanessa moved to Hell's Kitchen, where she worked as waitress five nights a week and performed at local clubs. At home, she often stayed up late recording her demo tapes.

In 2001, Vanessa was signed to A&M Records and in February 2002, her debut single ‘A Thousand Miles’, hit the Top Ten and its video became a smash on MTV. As a result, Rolling Stone magazine named her as one of the Top Ten Artists to Watch in 2002.

In April 2002, she released her debut album, Be Not Nobody. Her second single, ‘Ordinary Day’, also hit the charts and its video was also a hit on MTV. Two years later, Vanessa released her second album, Harmonium.
2004 Harmonium
2002 Be Not Nobody
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